The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) today announced that Michael Oka joined as Managing Director in the Commodities & Structured Trade Finance Group. In his role, Michael will reinforce and expand the product offerings and customer base with the Brazilian trade finance business. Michael reports to Erich Michel, Head of Structured Trade Finance.
Prior to joining the bank, Michael worked for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA), creating and leading the U.S. Power and Energy Coverage Group, and then moved on to the new customer acquisition strategy group. Before BBVA, he worked at Citibank for 14 years for Global Trade Services, Citi Brazil, and later as a Director for the Export and Agency Finance Group covering Latin America and multilateral lending agencies (MLAs) in New York.
“We are delighted to have Michael join our company and it evidences our strong commitment to grow our Latin American trade businesses,” said Johannes Worsoe, Head of Investment Banking & Markets at BTMU.
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Pontificia Universidade Catolica, São Paulo, Brazil.About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and South America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is one of the world’s leading financial groups. MUFG’s services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group’s operating companies include BTMU, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest securities firms. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges.